Not linking it, but man that’s an awful column ripping Lillard for taking a long time to speak to reporters and his “peddling of sneakers.”
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard (combined 18-of-55 from the floor) won't be this bad all series, but can't see them overcoming Memphis
Conley looked great tonight -- fast, explosive. Lillard was forcing it. Interesting minutes from Leonard in semi-garbage time.
Damian Lillard: 5-21 shooting for 14 points. 8 rebounds & 3 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge: 34 points (13-34) & 14 boards.
Grizzlies might easily sweep the Blazers in this series. Portland looks awful. Lillard is struggling & Aldridge can’t get it done on his own
Aldridge/Lillard are a combined 17 for 54. Griz mission accomplished.
The Grizzlies are really making life hard for Lillard. Bigs coming out in perfect position, guards giving multiple efforts
I mean, no surprise, you knew this Udrih-Lillard matchup was going to be trouble for Portland.
In 4 games and 3 quarters against the Grizzlies this year, Damien Lillard now shooting 35-94 and 8-35 from three
If fairness, when Lillard said he'd show up, he didn't specify when.
Damian Lillard missed two free throws and now he air balls a 3. Just a horrendous night.
Mike Conley's playing with an injury that feels like he's stepping on a golf ball, Lillard's playing as if he's stepping on a sea urchin
Imagine what Damian Lillard would do to Damian Lillard on defense.
Blazers obviously dealing with tons of injuries but Lillard hasn't shown up yet. He's playing as if he's hurt.
Portland’s best chance is if Lillard goes supernova with Conley and Allen hobbling, so this game is not a good sign.
Lillard always a big-game performer. Not so far: 2-for-11 and not playing in control. Gotta think he will play better. Can't get much worse.
Damian Lillard missed some easy ones early and has been pressing since. He's 2-11 with 5 points.
Aldridge has 16 points on 18 shots… Lillard 2-11 and Portland 1-9 from three. A nasty half of basketball for the Blazers
Portland showed signs of life but ultimately got dominated in the first half. Grizz up 19 at halftime. Lillard and Aldridge 9-29.
Grizzlies 58, Blazers 39 at half. Damian Lillard shooting just 2-for-11 so far, yikes. http://t.co/NJ6mv7MIQF
I think Lillard could have shown more effort on that play — before, during and after the ball was stolen
I don’t know how Conley made that off his bad foot. I do know that while he sure looked quick, Lillard’s defense helped.
Speed dribble by Conley. Looks like he's got that burst. And he's really defended Lillard on ball very, very well. Easily a top 2 Griz PG.
Aldridge and Lillard are a combined 5-21
that was Lillard’s first make after six misses.
Damian Lillard taking wild shots and has misfired on first 6 attempts
Conley stuffed Lillard on that drive. On one injured foot. Lillard's been terrible to start this game.
Meyers Leonard in, so is Lillard
Beno has 4 field goals on 4 attempts. Aldridge and Lillard combined for 3 field goals on 15 attempts. Advantage Grizzlies. 25-15 after 1
Blazers open the second quarter with Lillard, Blake, Batum, Leonard and Lopez
Aldridge and Lillard have 9 points in 20 minutes. Beno has 8 in 4.
Aldridge is 3-10 and Lillard 0-4. Your stars are supposed to show up for playoff games,
Grizz wanted to free Conley off a screen on that Z-Bo post-up. Lillard beat the screen cause he saw it coming. He'll just have to keep it up
LRT: Chris Kaman (in grey Hyperfuse) was yelling at Lillard that they could have same shoes if Kaman had red laces. Dame (joking): Shut up